Georgian Baptist Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili Awarded by Ukrainean Orthodox Patriarch

Awarding Ceremony picture (Archbishop Malkhaz, first on the left)

My very good friend Georgian Baptist Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili, Primate of the Evangelical Baptist Church in Georgia has been awarded the Order of Christ the Saviour by Patriarch Philaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv, ”for strengthening friendly relations between Christian churches and for his support to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.” In the same ceremony awards were given to three Anglican clerics. Continue reading “Georgian Baptist Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili Awarded by Ukrainean Orthodox Patriarch”

Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili – A Holy Grail of Peace Discovered

It was the end of September when I was taken ill in the early morning. I felt very unusual pain in abdomen. I thought I was clever to apply a hot bottle on the spot where it was hurting most. It was the silliest thing I could possibly do: the pain immediately started excruciating and, as we say it in Georgia, it made me walk on the walls. By the time I went to see the doctor the pain slightly lessened. The doctor carefully examined my abdomen and then told to get dressed .

Shall I go home now and take some medicine?” I asked him.

I am afraid you are not going home, you are going to the emergency unit of the JR Hospital!” was his answer. I was rushed to the hospital and immediately operated. Continue reading “Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili – A Holy Grail of Peace Discovered”

Stalin’s statue removed from Gori, Georgia

Stalin’s staue in Gori, Georgia

Some years ago, when I have visited the city of Gori in Georgia, with my friend Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili, the head of the Evangelical Baptist Church in Georgia, he took me to browse through the memorial dedicated to Stalin in his hometown.

Going towards the museum, I was shocked to see a tall statue of Stalin still standing in front of Gori municipality over fifteen years after the fall of communism in Georgia.  Until last night.

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Autoritatea slujitorului

wedding card

Invitaţia la nunta Arh. Malkhaz

Cu catva timp in urma am petrecut cateva zile in compania arhiepiscopului Malkhaz, liderul baptistilor din Georgia. Pentru a avea suficient ragaz sa povestim, episcopul m-a invitat sa-l insotesc in plimbarea lui de fiecare sambata pe coclaurile Georgiei. Acesta este sigura perioada a saptamanii in care Malkhaz are vreme sa povesteasca pe indelete cu cei care il cauta; este, trebuie sa recunoasteti, un context ideal pentru ucenicia peripatetica. Continue reading “Autoritatea slujitorului”

Interviu al Arhiepiscopului Malkhaz despre situatia din Georgia

Astazi, la ora 4pm Eastern Time (GMT -4), 10pm ora României, va si transmis la posturile publice de radio din Statele Unite un interviu despre situaţia din Georgia, cu Arhiepiscopul baptist Malkhaz Songulashvili. Interviul poate fi ascultat online, după ora 10pm ora României, la adresa de AICI sau ca podcast, AICI. Interviul va fi transmis în cadrul emisiunii lui Dick Gordon intitulată “The Story”.

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